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ziggfried
(acolyte)
10/06/04 05:58 AM
Re: Mott The Hoople new [re: ziggfried]  

“It seems all of these acts have never seen David peform. David is David; when he goes on stage he is a complete natural, and his act is totally valid – he doesn’t pretend, but dons a cloak. He’s the only one who’ll come through because he is himself.”

Ian Hunter (29 November 1972), Diary Of A Rock ‘N’ Roll Star (1974)



ziggfried
(acolyte)
10/06/04 06:00 AM
Re: Mott The Hoople new [re: ziggfried]  

“David, Stu [bodyguard] and George [photographer] appear just in time. Embraces all round – we haven’t seen each other for three months and David looks tired but great. Looks like he’s not been eating again; he’s the only star I know who suffers from regular malnutrition. The charming, disarming urchin from Brixton who never misses a move or a point. Innocence, cruelty, the nearness yet the distance, all the qualities of the star he is – only he knows what he pays for this coveted title, but I’ve sometimes caught glimpses of the sadness.”

Ian Hunter (29 November 1972), Diary Of A Rock ‘N’ Roll Star (1974)



ziggfried
(acolyte)
10/06/04 06:01 AM
Re: Mott The Hoople new [re: ziggfried]  

“Anyway, it’s great to be together again and out [Bowie] goes to a thunderous welcome. He comes off shaking like a leaf, and we go to the final deafening crash of the tape. He’s watching and sussing all the way through. It will be him tomorrow night. Half of him’s with us and half’s with the audience. Come to think of it, that’s the way I am. Mick [Ralphs, guitarist] does a blinding solo in Ready For Love and all doubt disappears after Angeline – it’s the feeling, ‘We’ve got ’em.” Off we come; beers go down in 30 seconds and then the wait for the right time to go back on. We hurriedly confer and decide to do Dudes and then Honky Tonk Woman. The chaos rises higher as Mott becomes six – Dave thowing out the harmonies with Mick and Pete [Overend Watts, bassist]. Dudes finishes, we acknowledge the guy who wrote our half-million seller, and then we finish on our own. A great gig – not a thing to moan about. That’s two in a row – I can’t believe it!”

Ian Hunter (29 November 1972), Diary Of A Rock ‘N’ Roll Star (1974)



ziggfried
(acolyte)
10/06/04 06:02 AM
Re: Mott The Hoople new [re: ziggfried]  

“Angela Bowie rings up arranging a tentative party with Bowie, the Spiders and ourselves after David finishes recording but it’s not certain, just a maybe. David rings Mick too, to find out how Roxy [Music] went [at their Madison Square Garden gig the night before]. He never misses keeping up the tabs on the competition.”

Ian Hunter (9 December 1972), Diary Of A Rock ‘N’ Roll Star (1974)



ziggfried
(acolyte)
10/06/04 06:04 AM
Re: Mott The Hoople new [re: ziggfried]  

“Up to the 18th floor and my first meeting with David in a little while. The room’s long and adjoins a bedroom and the window overlooks 5th Avenue. He’s got a tape machine, a stereo and a moog sprawled around the floor and large room-service tables are everywhere. It’s about 2 a.m. Angie’s still up and is wearing a silver Japanese dress…David looks surprisingly well. He’s got a Japanese bell top on with huge bell trousers and clogs. He’s really into Japanese clothes at the moment.

He plays Drive-In Saturday, a beautiful song which grows on you. It’s Dylanish and it’s got a hell of a chord run down. He says he’s putting it out as the next single. A new version of Dudes on the album is a possibility if David’s satisfied with the final mix. To be honest, I much prefer our version. This seems too slow and he’s done it in a lower key. The sax sounds good in the hookline though – flows right through it. He talks about his plans for the new album. He’s calling it Aladdin Sane. It’s also the title of the fourth track he played which hasn’t yet got a vocal, but sounds great anyway. He’s really got the saxes back together again now and talks of using four saxes when he gets back. Three altos and one bari, and they’ve all got to wear white wide-lapel suits and have Mafia frizzled hairdos with glitter stuck on. He stands there describing it and his eyes are six months into the future already. He’s holding up well under pressure. No sign of a crack-up anyway and he talks enthusiastically. This supreme self-confidence shouldn’t be confused with ego. It’s great to see someone so positive. Guy Stevens [head of Island Records/former Mott manager] told me that to think positive was the all-important key to success and Bowie’s a walking example of this.”

Ian Hunter (10 December 1972), Diary Of A Rock ‘N’ Roll Star (1974)



ziggfried
(acolyte)
10/26/04 11:24 AM
Re: Mott The Hoople new [re: ziggfried]  

"If [Mott] were doing OK at the time, I don't think they would have wanted to link up with me, because they were quite macho, one of the early laddish bands. But things weren't good, and I wrote that within an hour or so of reading an article in one of the music rags that their break-up was imminent. I thought they were a fair little band, and I almost thought, This will be an interesting thing to do, let's see if I can write this song and keep them together. It sounds terribly immodest now but you go through that when you're young: 'How can I do everything? By Friday!' So I wrote this thing and thought, There, that should sort them out. Maybe I got my then management to phone up their people: 'David Bowie's written you this song.' And it worked! I was flabbergasted. And then I wrote them Drive In Saturday, but by that time I think they thought, 'Oh, we don't need that wimpy glam-rocker any more. I think they would have done it great."

David Bowie, MOJO #104 (July 2003), pp.78, 79



ziggfried
(acolyte)
11/08/04 06:38 AM
Re: Mott The Hoople new [re: ziggfried]  

"Bowie gave me the knowledge of what Mott was: he was shivering and shaking when he came to see us...he thought I was the ace butch of all time and the band were like, one false move and he'd get smacked. I watched the confidence he had, and my confidence grew with it. He wrote "All The Young Dudes" and produced it. Full stop".

Ian Hunter, Mott The Hoople 1974 Autumn Tour Programme




ziggfried
(acolyte)
02/09/05 10:59 AM
Re: Mott The Hoople new [re: ziggfried]  

"Good evening. I've never introduced anybody before, but it's quite exciting and this is a great band to introduce. When I was in England, about six months ago, I saw this band for the first time and I thought they were a really good rock 'n' roll band, and we started working together, and I wrote a song for them, and they did a lot of successful things in England with it and I hope the same thing happens to them over here. I know that you'll be a great audience for them, and I look forward to seeing them later...Anyway, now, please welcome from England, Mott The Hoople!"

David Bowie, The Tower Theatre, Philadelphia, 29 November 1972 (recorded on the album All The Way From Stockholm To Philadelphia - Live 71/72)



ziggfried
(acolyte)
02/09/05 11:03 AM
Re: Mott The Hoople new [re: ziggfried]  

"About six months ago, we split up in Switzerland. We had a very nice time after we split up, because although we're not very big in America - in fact, we're pretty small - we're pretty big in England. We get a lot of pressures and then somebody wrote us a song, which we'd like to do for you now...I'd like to introduce you to the guy who wrote the song - David Bowie. We'd like to a do a number for you called 'All The Young Dudes'."

Ian Hunter, The Tower Theatre, Philadelphia, 29 November 1972 (recorded on the album All The Way From Stockholm To Philadelphia - Live 71/72)



ziggfried
(acolyte)
02/09/05 11:06 AM
Re: Mott The Hoople new [re: ziggfried]  

"'All The Young Dudes' didn't do us any good in the way of live gigs and, of course, there was that nagging thing that we hadn't written it ourselves...Having said that, I was really brought down when David decided not to release his version of 'All The Young Dudes' on Aladdin Sane, because then people would have seen just how much of a Mott The Hoople song it really was. He wrote it and produced it, but that was our song, for our audienceI"

Ian Hunter, liner notes for All The Way From Stockholm To Philadelphia - Live 71/72




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